zucchini dying

honeybunny1968(Virginia)June 20, 2005

I have been hand pollinating my zucchini everyday but they keep dying anyway. What's going on?

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socks

Is it in the sun? Are you watering it? Why are you hand pollinating? Mother Nature usually can handle that herself.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 9:41PM
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honeybunny1968(Virginia)

My zucchini get plenty of sun, I water frequently but not too frequently (the leaves are extremely healthy and green) and I am hand pollinating because I never got one zucchini last year from my plants and I do not have a large population of bees. By the way, I have several squash plants and they are doing beautifully. I am beginning to feel as that zucchini is just not my thing.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 10:14PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Zucchini puts out many non fertile blossoms for every fertile one. You can tell which is which by the small swelling at the base of the blossom. Don't bother hand pollinating the ones without that bulge at the blossom's base....it won't ever fruit.
Linda C

    Bookmark   June 21, 2005 at 10:07AM
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honeybunny1968(Virginia)

I am only pollinating the female blooms (the ones with the squash on the end).

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 7:06PM
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socks

How about posting your question on the fruits and vegetable forum?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 8:43PM
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